Thursday, June 18, 2015
THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY - G.K.Chesterton
This is sub-titled: A Nightmare. Gabriel Syme is a Police detective and poet who infiltrates a meeting of anarchists,joins becoming member code name "Thursday. This is written in 1908 when the anarchists were a movement.
The cynic in me thought that they can't have been much of anarchists if they were having organised meetings but there you go.
He soon finds out that no one is who they appear to be. Many scenarios later there is a confrontation with the head anarchist ,Sunday, and all is found to be well proving that goodness will prevail in a wicked world.
The clue is in the sub-title, its a feat of imagination where Chesterton goes with his characters but once its apparent what is happening it takes a bit long to come to a conclusion in my opinion. This is not a Father Brown story by any stretch, very different.
If you enjoy the metaphysical give this a go, its short and won't take too much of your time.